- Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 20:25
The UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health received a three-year, $5.5M award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The award, a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau, Division of Workforce Development, will establish the national MCH Workforce Development Center. The Center will provide workforce development for state Title V MCH program leaders and staff members in four key programmatic areas around implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - access to care, quality improvement, systems integration and population health management. The overall goal is to prepare present and future maternal and child health workers with skills and knowledge to succeed in the public health system under the ACA.
The CPHQ will lead the quality improvement core training for the MCH Workforce Development Center. CPHQ will help develop training materials for MCH students and workers, lead hands on training based on the Center’s QI 101 training program, and provide on-site technical assistance to MCH programs across the country.
Along with the Gillings School, key collaborators include the National Implementation Research Network, the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, Boston University's Catalyst Center, the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky, the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Howard University and the National Academy for State Health Policy.